The winner of the event was 2011 and 2012 Audi Tour rankings winner Marko Helen from Tawast Golf who was the only one to get to grips with the course and the conditions. His 73 in windy conditions was easily enough to win, the margin to the pile of players in T-2nd place was five shots. The only Kytäjä representative in the field was Andy Fowlie who finished in a tie for 13th position.
This is one of my favourite courses to visit as I have some good memories from previous years (in the same event in 2011 I made a hole in one, won the tournament and had a putt on the last to tie the course record - quite a good day!)... but unfortunately those memories did not count for anything in the 2013 event. I continued my recent pattern of not being able to hit the ball solidly and was always struggling to save pars. For the most part I managed this quite well but on the 7th I spent some time circling the green (chip, bunker shot, chip, putt, putt) and on the 12th I made another mess (chip, chip, putt, putt, putt), both holes were completed in triple bogeys. The rest of the round was acceptable given the lack of quality in my ball striking and I played the other 16 holes in +3 to finish with 81 (+9) and 13th place.